Trump Says He Won't Declare A National Emergency...For Now

Katie Pavlich, Townhall

Speaking during a border security round table Friday afternoon at the White House, President Trump said that for the time being, he will not be declaring a national emergency as the government shutdown drags on. 

 "I'm not going to do it so fast," Trump said, adding that Democrats should come back to town and negotiate. "We want Congress to do its job."

"What we're not looking to do right now is national emergency," he continued. "I'd rather not do it."

"It's the easy way out but Congress should do this," he said. "If they can't do it I will declare a national emergency."

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